Deputy Majority Leader
June 8, 2022

Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo Markin has assured the House that everything would be done to programme the Minister for Finance and the National Security Minister during the week to appear in the House.

The Deputy Majority Leader gave the assurance when the Deputy Minority Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim, raised concerns about the business committee not programming the aforementioned Ministers for the week.

The Rt. Hon Speaker, Alban Bagbin last week directed the Business Committee to programme the National Security Minister to appear before the House to brief the House on the security situation in the country.

The MPs during sitting last two weeks called for such briefing to acquaint them with relevant knowledge and information especially at the time government has launched the “See Something, Say Something” campaign in the wake of threats of terrorism in the country.

Mr. Armed Ibrahim, Member of Parliament for Banda reacting to the Business statement on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 said the MPs are the privileged ones who can have a close sitting and interrogate the matters with the Minster of National Security”, hence it was important to use any tool available to get him to address the House.

Additionally, last two weeks, the Speaker also directed that the Minister of Finance be programmed to appear before the House to brief the House on the COVID expenditures before the House could consider the Seventy-five million Euros that the Minister was requesting approval for.